West Indies might tour Pakistan for T20I series in March

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PCB Chief Najam Sethi (Deccan Chronicle ©)

Pakistan has been bereft of International cricket for quite a long time now. However, as per latest IANS reports, PCB chief Najam Sethi has quoted that the West Indies team is keen on travelling to Pakistan for a short T20I series. Earlier last year, Sethi had said that the board is in talks with a top cricket playing nation for a series in their home country. A source revealed that Sri Lanka and West Indies were the two countries in discussion. The former was, however, quick to deny any such developments.

Ever since the Sri Lankan team was attacked by terrorists on their tour to the country in 2009, no major team has toured Pakistan. The only teams to have done so are Zimbabwe, Afghanistan and Kenya. No major test teams, though have made a visit.

PCB Chief Najam Sethi (Deccan Chronicle ©)

On the West Indies series, the PCB chief said, “West Indies have asked to make satisfactory security for the team.”

“.. We gave a proposal to WICB that after West Indies’ tour (against England on March 9), they can visit Pakistan between March 11 to March 15.”

Earlier last year, West Indies were to play 3 tests, 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is against Pakistan. The PCB tried their level best to persuade the WICB (West Indies Cricket Board) to let the matches take place in Pakistan. However, they refused and the matches were held in UAE instead. Whether the series takes place or not remains to be seen but as of now, such announcements are enough for fans in the country to rejoice.

 

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